Welcome to Associates in Primary Care, P.A.

Appt: (973) 379-5055
Fax: (973) 379-5324


We welcome you as a patient and appreciate the opportunity to provide you with medical services.

Our practice is devoted to Primary Care and Internal Medicine. We provide treatment for a wide variety of common medical problems for children 8 years and older through senior citizens. We perform physicals and GYN exams in addition to providing specialized care for conditions such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes mellitus, emphysema, asthma, Lyme disease, heart failure and kidney disease. It is our goal to provide each patient with the best medical care in a warm and caring atmosphere.

We look forward to accommodating all your medical needs.


PRACTICE HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

Overlook Hospital
Summit, New Jersey
(908) 522-2000

Patients that are seen at St. Barnabas are referred to Dr. Jacqueline Holubka.
Her number is 973-867-6565


TELEPHONE CALLS: Our qualified office nursing staff is capable of answering many of your questions. If they are unable to do so, they will refer the questions to the doctor, and will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please inform the office staff, early in the day, of any worsening problems you may be experiencing. This will help them to make the scheduling changes necessary so that you can be seen.

LAB TESTS AND RESULTS: Our on-site laboratory is staffed by a registered medical technologist. Many lab tests, including CBC's, Chem Profiles, Cholesterol screening, urinalysis, thyroid function, hemoccult and coagulation studies are available. Specimens for certain managed care plans are collected and sent to reference laboratories contracted by your insurance company. We will call patients with all abnormal values within 24-72 hours after the procedure was performed, however, some specialized tests may take 2-3 weeks.

PRESCRIPTIONS & REFILLS: When medication is prescribed for you, you are responsible for taking it as directed and informing your physician of any side effects or problems right away. It is equally important that you let your doctor know of any other medications you are taking, whether they be prescription or over the counter, so that potentially dangerous interactions may be avoided.

Prescription renewals can be made at your next office visit, or by phone. Please check with your pharmacist before calling the office. Some medications can be refilled without contacting the physician. If there is a problem and your pharmacist requests that you call our office, please have available the name of the medication, as well as the name and telephone number of your pharmacy. Medications are generally called in during the working day, and should not be called for on weekends or evenings unless emergent.

BILLING & PAYMENT POLICIES: Charges for office visits, examinations, tests and hospital visits are determined by the complexity of your problem, time spent by the provider, and the cost of equipment and supplies used.

Fees, co-payments and deductibles are required at the time of service. Should you have any difficulty in paying for your care, please speak with one of our patient account representatives so that suitable arrangements may be made.

After 60 days without any payment or prior satisfactory arrangements made on your account, it may be assigned to our collection department.

INSURANCE: We participate in many insurance plans. A list will be furnished upon request.

REFERRALS: Referrals are issued as deemed appropriate by your primary care physician (PCP) within the guidelines of your insurance company. It is your responsibility to know your insurance benefits and limitations. Referrals generally will take 24-72 hours to prepare and may be picked up at our front desk. Insurance companies prohibit us from issuing retroactive referrals.

IN SUMMARY

The practice of Primary Care/Internal Medicine requires mutual understanding, respect and confidence. We will try to offer you the best and highest standards of medical care and request you to reciprocate with confidence in our judgments. If you have any doubts, please convey them to us and do not hesitate to request another opinion if you so desire ... after all, it is your health